About CFSS

Our Goal

The Center for Self-Sufficiency (CFSS) promotes positive and effective family structures by fostering healthy family relationships, reducing teen pregnancy and providing access to jobs and support services that enable individuals with low-income to build economic stability.

Who We Are

CFSS is a Milwaukee-based agency that has been serving the community for over 17 years. Founded in 1997 to assist other nonprofit agencies improve the quality of services to families, we incorporated as a nonprofit service provider in 2005.

What We Do

CFSS provides family strengthening programs in the areas of healthy relationship education, teen pregnancy prevention, workforce development and offender reentry. CFSS also provides evaluation and data management services.

How We Do It

CFSS draws on the expertise of its staff and a team of consultants to deliver services directly to individuals and through an extensive network of community providers. We partner with 47 organizations to serve the community, including state governmental agencies, correctional facilities, workforce development and education providers and community-based organizations.

CFSS Strategic Approach

CFSS Strategic Approach


The Center for Self-Sufficiency is grateful for the support it receives in the form of grants provided by:

  • City of Milwaukee
  • Flood the Hood with Dreams
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Employ Milwaukee Inc.
  • Milwaukee County
  • Pro Trade Job Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Private Support

Learn more about the CFSS Team >